Sunday, February 04, 2007

Indian Railway innovates to generate coaches for new services

This year the Indian Railway Time Table Committee (IRTTC) meeting was held at Secunderabad on 29-31 January.
Indian Railways has decided that trains hereafter need to get examined for a maximum distance of travel up to 3500kms as against the present upper limit of 2500kms. Besides the coaches can be in service for 18 months between two periodic overhauls. The second step at one stroke releases 11% more availability of coaching stock. The first step is a tool to fire the imagination of the coaching service planners and time table controllers to come up with new solutions. That may release coaches; give longer distance and better trains.
Old, sluggish systems also change for the better so fast in one stroke!
(Photo: IRTTC Meeting in progress)